This month’s bullet journal spread is entirely different from the creative artsy look of July’s spread. For August, I have decided to keep it classic and clean-looking. I am not straying from color or creativity; I am just keeping it incredibly simple and functional. With this being the first month in the new apartment in North Carolina, the layouts have changed with work and school starting. Let’s check it out!
Classic Monthly Calendar Spread
This month there is no obvious theme like last month. I have kept it clean. Usually, I would write the dates in small lettering in the corner of the box. However, this time I wrote the dates largely in a very light brown tone. I did this so that I can write over it and still be legible. I have also chosen to highlight the top bar in the color of a major event, holiday, or date (if there is one).
As you can see, I have gone back to my classic light green and brown lettering and styling. However, I have flipped the titling and quote on its side. This month’s quote is, “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be WONDERFUL.” This quote speaks to my perfectionism for sure! Otherwise, the month layout or calendar spread has not been drastically altered.
This month I have opened a new mind dump page. This page is not pictured because of the secret that lay on the page. Keep checking my website and social media to find out what I am hiding!
Bills & Textbooks
I dedicated the next page to my August finances. The top half of the page lists my bills for the month and how much I own (If I know it); when it is due; then I have checked it off the list if it has been paid (none have yet). This is to help remind me of my bills and to show myself an overview of them all.
The bottom half of the page lists my textbooks and their ISBN, then how much I paid for it (if I’ve bought it), the quality of the book, and finally, the date purchased. I have a more comprehensive chart of this in excel, but it is nice to have a basic list in my bullet journal with my other large expenses. Again, so that I can view it all at once, this page is not aesthetically pleasing because I just wanted a rough list. I did not want to spend too much time on it.
I have kept each week the same for August. Similar to the theme, I kept the style classic. This month, the weekly layout includes (from the top down) a daily to-do section, daily homework and due dates section, and daily appointments/meetings/events section.
Below these daily boxes are two weekly boxes. On the left page is a weekly to-do box. I included this because I generally have things that I need to do at some point in the week, but the day I do it does not matter. This box might also include things such as a list of errands. On the right page is my shopping or grocery list.
Again, the design of the weekly spread is classic and simple. I have stayed similar to the calendar spread by labeling everything in a light brown behind the box so that other things can be written over it and still be visible. I changed up the font and location each week. Writing the labeling lightly behind saves space, and that's why I chose to give it a shot. Not entirely sure how I feel about it, but can't hurt to try it out right? Similar to the calendar spread, I have also turned the title on its side and stuck it in the far-left upper corner.
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